Rock News Randoms 4-18-19

Rock News Randoms 4-18-19

You know that black hole everyone’s been losing their minds over?  CHRIS CORNELL fans are signing a petition to get it named after him. 

ALICE COOPER, JOE PERRY and JOHNNY DEPP are back.  Check out the new HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES track, “Who’s Laughing Now”. 

PAUL RAYMOND, guitarist and keyboard player for UFO, has passed away at 73, just days after the band wrapped their tour.

OZZY OSBOURNE’s former guitarist JAKE E. LEE says Ozzy never snorted a line of ants.  It was just a single spider. 

Everyone else is doing Las Vegas residencies . . . why not JOURNEY? They’ll play the Colosseum at Caesars Palace through select dates in October. Meanwhile, keyboardist JONATHAN CAIN will be releasing his third faith-based album, More Like Jesus, on May 3. Here’s the title track.

KIRK HAMMETT says he has already stockpiled material for a new METALLICA album.

BOB DYLAN stopped a show in Vienna, Austria because people were taking pictures.  He doesn’t like that.  When he backed away from his microphone, he actually tripped over a monitor and almost fell on his butt. 

WILLIE NELSON is on an upcoming episode of SAMMY HAGAR’s “Rock and Roll Road Trip”show on AXS-TV.  They’re on Willie’s tour bus so Sammy asked if anyone’s ever been arrested on it for smoking pot, or whatever.  Willie said he’s been arrested in everything he’s owned. It airs May 5th. 

RUSH is releasing a 144-page graphic novel on the making of their 1977 album “A Farewell to Kings”